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  1. That's the truth. I was using a wifi repeater on the corner of the house in the direction of the shop. Worked great until it decided not to, most of the time it was fine but some days not so much, for no apperant reason. I really did not want to run a ethernet cable out there, and paying for another service out there was not going to happen. .
  2. I had no idea about this until I went looking at videos on getting internet to outbuildings and thought I would try it. Amazon had free returns on both so if it did not work it "should" be no problem returning. It says it can go up to 1000' of wire, but I would guess the further you go the signal would get worse, just like the power of the electricity drops off dramitically with length of wire . I had talked to a guy about this and he said years ago this technology was pretty rough at best. But the power companies got involved and refined how it and now it is what they now use to read meters, the numbers for your power usage goes right to the office. I would imagine they had a huge interest because cutting out meter readers probably saved millions. I am just happy it worked, kind of always suprised when something works as advertised. .
  3. OK I needed to get reliable wifi out in the shop so I tried something I had watched a video on. And it worked great. It is called Powerline Ethernet and uses the powerlines in your house. It is 2 small boxes, one plugs into an outlet and has a ethernet cable that plugs into your router, this sends internet into your power lines. The second box is the same but you plug it into any outlet on the house wiring, it also has an ethernet wire to either wire directly or to another router. I have a pump shed about 20' from the shop so I dug a trench and came off the pump shed extra outlet which is connected to the house and ran a wire into the shop and installed an outlet. The shop is on it's own meter so I had to come from the house. I plugged in the box by the router and went outside and plugged in the other box and a wire to a router I bought. I pressed the WPS button on the new router and it connected to my music laptop in the shop fast and has a great wifi signal, as good as what is in the house. It worked, now I have a solid siginal out there even with the doors closed. The circuit I used is about 250' long and has 3 outlets on it not counting the one I added on the end and on the other side of the breaker box. About $90 total and solved a big problem. https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AV1000-Powerline-Ethernet-Adapter/dp/B08M13B8B6/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?adgrpid=1331509151460529&dchild=1&hvadid=83219393985878&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=55814&hvnetw=o&hvqmt=e&hvtargid=kwd-83219680178094%3Aloc-190&hydadcr=24627_10647559&keywords=powerline%2Bethernet%2Badapter&qid=1629824964&sr=8-1-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzUlJITzVRSlJUTjlJJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDM1MjkwM0dWRUg2WFg0QkRCOSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjM3MzIyUERBRVpINTU1TDY4JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1 router https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AC1200-WiFi-Router-Access/dp/B07RKYQGG4/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=router&qid=1629843515&sr=8-8&th=1
  4. That's perfect, I laughed when I read it.
  5. Always good Looks like someone paid the bill. .
  6. Great looking house and view. Was this the house with the special glass that reduced refelections, I remember you talking about it ?
  7. Good for her, tell her Happy Birthday and hope she had a good day.
  8. dtel

    Congratulations dtel!

    Well thank you, I am just a part of it all. Everyone there knows I am not a painter, I get it mostly on me and everything around me and sometimes where we want it. But I am getting better at touching up, I have alot of practice. It is exactly why I go to the museum in what I call pre painted clothes, we worked that day and I never changed, that shirt only has a little paint on it, for now. It did need a refresh but mostly just cosmetic, clean, repair and repaint or refinish. But it overall is in good shape considering it is 100 years old this year. To us that is the goal, PWK deserves a nice museum, to create a product which is a luxury item in a small town and keep the company growing for over 75 years makes a great story and says alot about the man who did it all. .
  9. Back home last night but like many had problems trying to get in untill now.
  10. dtel

    Congratulations dtel!

    Thank you all. The whole thing was overwhelming, I am not used to attention like this, I was very nervous to say the least. Travis and Craig did a great job as did Paula and Lauren Yocum and family, I was very suprised they came I had no idea but glad they did it was really nice to see them again. Being part of something tied to Scott and Paula Yocum make it that much better, very nice people. I first worked with Scott and really liked him but did not know the rest of the family untill he had passed on, a very nice family and glad I am lucky enough to get to know them all. Earlier that day I told Craig I felt sick about this and he said get over it, it is going to happen. Being very nervous and standing in front of a bunch of people and having nice things said about me is not easy to do, even if I know them all and they are friends. I really appreciate this, I had no idea and never expected it, just wanted to try to make a nice museum for PWK and for whoever visits. There are many people who deserve this, I am just a small part, but really appreciate everyone even considering me in with all the people who also deserve this. Thank you.
  11. Leaving again for Hope, will be back next week.
  12. Hope you all had a good day, aye.
  13. Glad you made it out the other side, any surgery is a chance.
  14. I tried floating but never perfected it, it would be the next best thing to flying, that didn't work either.
  15. Well thank you. Well I did a bunch of things over the years, seems like I would get bored at about 5-7 years and change jobs compleatly. GM training school to work on cars, for a short time, no fun. A shipfitter building boats/ships but seen to many people get hurt or killed. Electrial work on land and offshore. Then restaurant mgr for years, fun but very long hours then insurance untill it burned me out and finally a long hobby turned into a business, landscaping/irrigation and sprinkler systems. The last one was fun and we did it for 20 years. Loved the designing part and making people happy. DTEL = Down to earth landscaping was the name, ok I had to come up with a name when I signed up here that was easy to remember. .
  16. Down here it's old and only rarely gets used except intenionally to say someone is stupid more or less. You never really hear it but you know when you hear it what it means. I wonder how old that really is ?
  17. That's funny, but I like building things and need to stay busy or I create new projects, it's how the outside bar happened I got bored and worked on it for months and added things later.
  18. Sounds about right, I am stuck but happy with it, 43 years. Crazy, both of us at times I guess but by now we know what to espect, mostly. I do tend to get in trouble at times, but if I do I deserve it most of the time. I just realized the other day how long I have been working on the shop, started building it in December, so 10 months so far. But that did include doing alot of work on tools, but there is music out there, speakers were the first thing i put in, sounds good too. I told my wife I will add some hooks on the beams and hang a hammock, I need that. .
  19. Done with the storage space or whatever it's called, painted the frame and added 3/4" plywood to the deck with the bottom painted white to make space under it brighter. Moved the lights to about where they were above the deck to below. Started puting everything back where it goes, just put some things on top to get them out the way, need to get up there and slightly organize what I pitched up there. It turns out it is easier to get around up there than I thought it would be, about 4' in the middle.
  20. That's my plan, from what I hear from single friends the not crazy part is alot to ask.
  21. dtel


    For DJ work unless in small places I would want LaScalas, they can be turned down but could also fill a big space. Add a sub that can keep up and it would be amazing. IMO More work to move but WELL worth it. EDIT; unless your dj work is an old folks home or just background music. If it sounds good people tend to want a little more volume and you need to be able to keep up easily without pushing anything to hard. .
  22. Asian, I know what you mean. Makes perfect sense to me. I don't know I like them all, excluding the crazy ones, now there is a challenge.
  23. No for me it would be messed up, I tend to stay up late and get up roughly 8 hours later, no clocks just whenever I get up. But I only (mostly) have just things I want to do so unless were going somewhere, it makes no difference. But off more than you work is great, sure beats 5+ days a week, I do not miss that even when I loved my job. .
  24. Those hours are messed up, even at 4 I would go back to sleep for hours, 5 or 6 probably. I drink leftover coffee all the time, it's 99.5% only me drinking it so unless I make very little a bunch of times a day it's the way it is. But I do not keep it hot, I warm it one at a time. Thought about one of them Keurig machine's but fill my own cups ? .
  25. I found your perfect match. https://firstwefeast.com/eat/2014/02/student-eats-weight-ketchup-every-year ketchup.webp
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